A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

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 King Silas Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 David Shepherd (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Queen Rose Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Michelle Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Reverend Ephram Samuels (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Jack Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 William Cross (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Chancellor Hanson (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Thomasina (12 episodes, 2009)
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 Boyden (11 episodes, 2009)
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 Klotz (11 episodes, 2009)
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 General Linus Abner (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Jessie Shepherd (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Perry Straussler (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Helen Pardis (6 episodes, 2009)
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King Silas Benjamin came to power in a mythical battle against the rival neighbor republic of Gath, capitalizing brilliantly and ruthlessly on his near-godly image. Farm-boy David Shepherd performs as well, saving Silas's crown prince in another epic battle, but is too noble and naive to aspire personal benefit rather then devoutly serve king and country. Nevertheless, after Silas decides to abuse David's legend, the hero is drawn into palace intrigues culminating into coup plans against Silas. Written by KGF Vissers

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15 March 2009 (USA)  »

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A királyság  »

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The basic plot of the series is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, and many of the character and place names are the same as they appear in the Bible. It's assumed if the show continued David would eventually succeed Silas as king. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.9 (2008) See more »

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Spectacular show
28 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy watching this show. It's an odd, but wonderful, mixture of present day modernities and old world thoughts of kings and kingdoms. It's really unlike anything I've ever seen before and you really have to appreciate that kind of originality. I don't know so much about the biblical story behind the show, and I don't much care. I see the show as more of a kind of fantasy, with the historical definitions of kings being "gods" and "chosen by god". I guess what I'm trying to say is, you don't need to be religious to watch it, it's just a really good show whether you are or aren't, just don't expect the show to be fully realistic. I hope to see many more episodes and many more seasons if the show sticks to the quality of these first 3 episodes.


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